Caribbean

The ‘perfect time’ to transition out of yachting never comes

There were more than a few life lessons in store when a yacht chef found herself trying to open a cafe in England while on charter season in the Caribbean…

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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks…

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British Columbia Shipyard Poised to Become Superyacht Hub

With an influx of superyachts cruising North America’s West Coast, Point Hope Maritime in Victoria, British Columbia, aims to become a major center for yacht maintenance and repairs.

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Latest News in the Fleet: Rhine sells; Asteri listed; La Pellegrina with CNI

Yachts sold M/Y Rhine, a 131-foot (40m) Sunseeker launched in 2012, by Northrop & Johnson brokers Jim Poulsen and Gregg Dagge, who represented the buyer. M/Y Alda 2, a 92-foot…

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AkzoNobel to acquire Sea Hawk

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel N.V. has agreed to acquire New Nautical Coatings, owner of the Sea Hawk brand of yacht paint and antifouling products, according to a company statement. Financial details were…

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Latest in the charter fleet: Top Five, Seaquest join NJ;

News in the charter fleet M/Y Top Five, a 157-foot (48m) Christensen launched in 2005, now with Northrop & Johnson and available in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Florida and New England…

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Captains, crew pick top businesses in Acrew awards

Acrew has announced the winners of its 2020 Superyacht Business Awards. Companies in four categories in as many as seven regions were voted on by yacht captains and crew. The…

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Triton Survey: Yachts sticking closer to South Florida this winter

In this winter like few others, more yachts are planning to remain in Florida and the Bahamas than head to the Caribbean, according to a recent Triton survey. What are…

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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and…

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USVI20: Crew win at USVI show

M/Y Elite, a 92-foot (m) Sunseeker, won Best in Show at the U.S. Virgin Islands Charter Yacht Show last week. The yacht is represented by Bluewater Yachting. Hosted at Yacht…

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